California Welshes on Debt to Commission

     LEXINGTON, Ky. (CN) – The Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision says California owes it more than $52,000 and refuses to pay. The ICAOS is a national commission that oversees an interstate compact for transporting adult sex offenders from one state to another. The compact, created in 2002, regulates transportation of offenders in all 50 states and three U.S. territories.

     In its federal complaint, the commission says the states and territories agreed to pay annual fees to cover its operational costs, but California stiffed it for $52,719.
     ICAOS says it sent California two invoices demanding payment, then sent the state a final notice of delinquency on Dec. 22, 2010, threatening legal action if the bill wasn’t paid in 10 days.
     This is that legal action.
     The commission, which is headquartered in Lexington, seeks declaratory judgment and specific performance for the overdue assessments.
     The ICAOS is represented by Richard Masters with Masters, Mullins & Arrington in Louisville.

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